Daily Archives: April 8, 2019

Pirate IPTV Services Will Be Blocked Says Set-Top Box Manufacturer

By | April 8, 2019

Over the past couple of years, unauthorized IPTV services have been making their presence known in the ‘pirate’ TV space. As recently reported, pirate IPTV services are accessed by 5.5% of US and Canadian households. The range of content is phenomenal, with few – if any – official entertainment companies in a position to compete.… Read More »

UK Police Arrest Man Over ‘Nintendo Switch’ Modding, Warn Game Pirates

By | April 8, 2019

As one of the most iconic game manufacturers in the world, Nintendo has been fighting piracy for many years. Most action is taken by the company’s in-house anti-piracy division or through trade groups such as the ESA. However, this month the City of London Police also offered a helping hand. The dedicated Police Intellectual Property… Read More »

Movie ‘Pirates’ Let Down by Lack of Screener Releases Around Christmas

By | April 8, 2019

At the end of the year, movie industry insiders traditionally receive their screener copies, which they use to vote on the Oscars and other awards. As is tradition, quite a few of these advance screeners copies will leak onto various pirate sites. In recent years release group Hive-CM8 has drawn quite a bit of attention,… Read More »

Mozilla Hacks’ 10 most-read posts of 2018

By | April 8, 2019

Must be the season of the list—when we let the numbers reveal what they can about reader interests and attention over the past 360-some days of Mozilla Hacks. Our top ten posts ranged across a variety of categories – including JavaScript and WebAssembly, CSS, the Web of Things, and Firefox Quantum. What else does the… Read More »

Metal Band Bans Photographer After Copyright Clash

By | April 8, 2019

When piracy hits the mainstream news, it’s often in relation to books, games, music, TV-shows and movies. These industries grab headlines because of the major players that are involved, but they are not the only ones dealing with piracy. In the age of social media, photographers are arguably the most pirated creators of all. Many… Read More »

Philippines Could Revoke Licenses of ISPs That Help to Facilitate Piracy

By | April 8, 2019

Many countries around the world have site-blocking regulations or laws in place or are considering implementing them. The Philippines sits in the latter category and is attacking the issue with gusto. A new bill introduced by Senator Vicente “Tito” Castelo Sotto III highlights the thorny issue of online piracy and the reputation of the Philippines… Read More »

Bryan Adams: Longer Copyright Term Enriches Intermediaries, Not Creators

By | April 8, 2019

After long negotiations, the Canadian Government agreed earlier this year that the country’s current copyright term will be extended by 20 years. This change was part of the trade deal negotiations with the US and Mexico. By extending copyright protection to life plus 70 years, ‘rightsholders’ will be able to generate more profit, the argument… Read More »

Doxxing Pirates or Even Anti-Pirates is No Way to Solve Disputes

By | April 8, 2019

On December 22, famous cracking group CPY released a ‘cracked’ copy of City Patrol: Police online. While there doesn’t seem to be much to be excited about gaming-wise, the controversy around the release itself is quite extraordinary. When release groups ‘crack’ a game, they release the title with an NFO (info) file. These text offerings… Read More »

‘The Walking Dead’ Most Torrented TV-Show of 2018

By | April 8, 2019

At the end of every year we take a look at the most-downloaded TV-episodes among torrenting pirates. The list was headed by Game of Thrones for six years in a row, but this reign has now come to an end. With no new GoT episodes in 2018, the title was up for grabs and The… Read More »